As we have said time and time again, one of the best parts of being a Calgary resident is the sense of community that is available to every single individual. Calgary consists of a collection of communities that are inclusive and actively seeking to make every Calgarians experience in this amazing city the best it can possiblely be. After all, it’s not only the property that makes a home: it is the community.
Here at Team Ken Richter we have the pleasure of working with communities all over the city. However, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work most closely with the communities of Montgomery and Bowness. Both are rich with history. This history is filled with one overarching theme that the first ever residents and present
The winter may have Christmas, the spring may have flowers, the summer may have backyard BBQ’s, but here at Team Ken Richter we are particularly fond of Autumn. The fall is an absolutely striking season, filled with deep golds and burgundy’s, crunchy leaves, warm scarves and pumpkins. Although we love warm summer days, fall cannot be matched in beautiful Calgary, Alberta.
The autumn season is fleeting. Here in Calgary it typically lasts from mid-September to mid-October. We are so lucky to get to experience all four seasons here in Calgary, no matter how short some of them may be. Soak them in. Experience them as deeply as you can.
That being said, here is our Autumn Bucket List:
1). Explore A New Community: Communities such as Bowness,
The fall is an extremely popular time for people seeking to rent a space as they start fresh and look for somewhere to settle down for the new school and work year. Are you looking to rent? We have some tips for you!
1). Make a list of non-negotiables and stick to it. Decide before hand what you are willing to spend each month on rent and utilities in order to narrow down your search, only look at places that are pet friendly if that is something you need, if you do not like basement suites, add that to your list, etc! Be flexible, but stick to what you absolutely will not negotiate on and don’t waste your time searching for places that do not fit that criteria.
2). Location is the most important part of whatever space it is you decide to rent.
Today's Stampede Parade kicked off the beginning of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, which takes place from now until July 14th. Get ready for fantastic events, inspiring showcases, homegrown country music, delicious treats and so much more. It seems like every year the Calgary Stampede gets bigger and better, and this year is no exception.
Not sure where to start? Here are 5 things to check out during this Calgary Stampede:
1). Dill Pickle Everything: From Dill Pickle popsicles to Dill Pickle pizza, dill is set to be a main ingredient in this year's Stampede! You can check out all of the ingenious and audacious new creations down at the Midway. Craving the classics? Don't worry, the funnel cakes and mini
It is a day dedicated to celebrating old, new and honorary father figures for the presence they have had in our lives. They do so much to make this world--and our worlds, in particular--a better place. Just like our other loved ones, Fathers deserve to be celebrated every day. However, on the official Father’s Day, it is nice to go the extra mile.
Conveniently, this year Father's Day Weekend is also the same weekend as Calgary's Neighbour Day, which takes place tomorrow, June 15th! Neighbour Day is a celebration of Calgary's incredible community spirit, designated by Mayor Nenshi following the devastating 2013 floods. Neighbour Day is a time to celebrate what makes our city great!
Get ready to kick off summertime this June with some incredible events!
June 7 Inglewood Night Market : Inglewood is one of our favourite picturesque neighbourhoods. Check out their annual night market for great deals, sweet treats, and new local vendors ready to bring you all the goodies you need this summer! June 15 Calgary's Annual Neighbour Day : This fantastic day was designated by Mayor Nenshi to celebrate the fantastic community efforts that went into helping Calgary recover after the devastating 2013 flood. Use Neighbour Day as your opportunity to serve your community and to celebrate with fellow Calgarians. We live in a wonderful city and are proud to be Calgary strong come hell or high water! June 19 - 23 Sled Island Music Festival: This
Every once in awhile we like to provide you with a refresher list of real estate terminology. We use these terms a lot, so it is important to fully understand what they mean so that you can learn more from what we share. We want you to feel informed and supported in your real estate journey. Here are some of our top terms:
Multiple Offers: This occurs when multiple buyer’s are interested in purchasing your property. They will each submit a bid, then you get to choose which one you will sell your property to. Some factors to consider when this happens are: who the people are, how much money they are offering, when they expect to move in, etc.. To read more about how we can help your property get multiple offers, check out our 10 Step Marketing Plan!
Check out some of these fun things to do around Calgary, Alberta this May…
May 3 || Calgary International BeerFest || Albertan’s love craft beer; and Beerfest, which has become wildly successful in this city, is a direct representation of that. Sampler tickets are $1 each and will allow you to try any number of the 100+ breweries best ales. Support local brewers like Citizen, Last Best and Zero Issue, but also have the opportunity to try beers from breweries all over the country!
May 5 || Montgomery Community Clean Up || Spring cleaning is not just important for your home; it’s also important for your neighborhood! The summer is the most popular time for people visiting the city and for real estate; make your neighborhood stand out among the
Tiny houses are all the rage right now, with people living in little spaces no bigger than the bed of a pick up truck. To save money many people are turning to smaller and smaller properties to live small while they pay of student loans, save up for a new vehicle, put extra money towards their retirement fund, etc. While many people cannot imagine living that way, most who do swear by it.
Living small has a lot of benefits, but you have to do it effectively or it will feel like you’re living in a hoarders closet. You don’t want to feel claustrophobic. So, if you are living in a small space, how can you maximize it to contain everything you need but still feel spacious?
1). Be frugal. Do you need five mixing bowls? No you don’t. Only keep the
Congratulations! You have made the huge decision to put your property on the market. Like so many other Calgarians with homes for sale, you may be feeling the pressure of selling your home during this buyer's market. Conditions do not make selling a home easy right now, which can be frustrating as a homeowner ready for the next step.
While the amount of time a home spends on the market can be heavily influenced by the market, there are a number of reasons why your home may not be selling as quickly as it could. Typically the solution is simple, so here are some things to evaluate:
The Price || Sometimes the asking price for your home is not appropriate given the location or market conditions. If your home is priced significantly higher or lower,
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